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John D. Kerr - VE3SVE ( (no email) )
Sat, 06 Dec 1997 12:55:37 -0500

Larry.. Thanks for the feedback.. This is exactly what I figured out later
on Friday evening and it is working 110% and has saved me much grief.. As
you say, if everyone did this - spammers would be history!


At 09:39 PM 12/5/97 -0800, you wrote:
>go to system config menu
>go to restrict mail relaying
>click on " In general, restrict relay mail except as indicated below: "
>in below list your networks IP adresses
>this will prevent mail from being sent thru your server unless it
>originates on your network.
>too bad everyone cannot do this the spammers would shrivel and die like
>the vermin they are :)
>>From: John D. Kerr <john.kerr@peel.com>
>>To: NTISP@emerald.iea.com <NTISP@emerald.iea.com>
>>Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 2:37 PM
>>>Email Relaying Restriction
>>>Over the past few days, our systems have been used as a relay host for
>>>subscribers of other services (in the most recent case - CompuServe) to
>>>forward out hundreds of Spam messages. This action has put a tremendous
>>>load on the servers, and generated hundreds of failed attempt message to
>>>the administrator (me!).
>>>We are running the latest release of Post.Office (v3.1.2) and it offers
>>>features to block/eliminate this type of activity (at least they claim this
>>>in their adverts). I have reviewed the options available, and there are
>>>many - but I have not quite figured out the best solution for our setup.
>>>What I think is the best solution, which I think would solve my problem is
>>>as follows:
>>>- Allow mail from ANY outside domains to flow freely into domains hosted on
>>>our mail server. This would mean blocking any mail not for local domains.
>>>- Allow mail from ANY IP addresses on my local domain to flow out freely.
>>>This sounds like a simple solution to me, but I cannot figure out how (or
>>>even if this is possible) to do with Post.Office. Has anyone any experience
>>>in this type of configuration with Post.Office?
>>>My second question, also around Post.Office, is whether I can have all
>>>messages which go to the Mail Administrator (error messages) go into a NUL
>>>device?? I really don't want to have to look at all the error messages on
>>>the Mail Administrator account daily, nor do I want to be forced to clear
>>>out message from the "Deferred Mail", "Handle Error Messages" system
>>>administrator option.
>>>Any advice on these situations would be appreciated.
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